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Johnny Weir: D.C. people need to wear more heels

Laura Donovan Contributor

Olympic figure skater Johnny Weir, the star of his own reality series, “Be Good Johnny Weir,” said Washington could use some style and edge during his visit to the nation’s capitol last week.

“Because the government’s here, everyone is very, very conservative and for a big city with such a diverse culture … you would think it would be a little bit more crazy, a little bit more New York,” Weir told the Washington Examiner.

Weir, who appeared at a Macy’s fashion show to jump-start the Capital Pride festival, said certain shoes can make all the difference in the world. Both males and females can benefit from sporting pumps, Weir explained to the newspaper.

“I love a woman in a heel, and a gentleman in a heel,” Weir explained.

Earlier this year, the World medalist debuted his memoir, “Welcome to My World,” which takes readers through Weir’s small-town Pennsylvania upbringing to his experiences as two-time Olympic winning skater. Earlier this year, the 26-year-old came out as gay.

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Before his trip out to D.C., Weir tweeted that he’d be happy to embrace Washingtonians, “I hope everyone can come meet me tomorrow at 5:30pm in @Macys Washington DC! Let’s take the capitol! Come get a hug!”